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Probationer charged in Raleigh home invasion

Posted July 2, 2011 2:11 p.m. EDT
Updated July 2, 2011 3:04 p.m. EDT

— A 19-year-old on probation for an armed robbery charge faces more charges in connection with a home invasion in Raleigh on June 16, according to arrest warrants.

Damon Alexander Smith, of 2820-101 Deer Cove Lane, faces five counts of second-degree kidnapping, two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and one count each of first-degree burglary and burning personal property.

Arrest warrants state that Smith broke into a house at 2404 Evers Drive and held a woman and four men at gunpoint.

He stole TVs, gaming systems, a laptop, cash, wallets, purses and a 1993 Ford Thunderbird worth about $4,350, the warrants state. The Thunderbird was later set on fire.

Smith was placed in the Wake County jail under a $2 million secured bond. He was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.

Smith was on probation for a December conviction for conspiracy to commit armed robbery, according to state Department of Correction records. He also has 2008 convictions for two counts each of assault with a deadly weapon and communicating threats and one count each of going armed to the terror of the public and possessing stolen goods.